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Old December 22 2014, 04:40 AM   #1
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Problem with my printer, it prints trash

Lately, on every print job using my Canon MP210 printer and my HP Pavilion PC I am getting 2 to 3 pages of "code" included at the beginning. I reloaded the driver, which didn't help. I contacted Canon service, they weren't any help.

Since the printer is several years old, I bought a new one thinking my problem was over. Nope. It still does it. The problem is somewhere in the PC. Its easy enough to just select the actual pages I want to print, but it gets old after a while. I ran the troubleshooters, still nothing. Any ideas?
Thanks, Ken.
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Old December 22 2014, 05:23 AM   #2
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Re: Problem with my printer, it prints trash

The only time I had a problem like that, I was printing PDFs. If I closed the doc before the printing began, it'd spit out garbage. So I leave all docs open until the jobs are done.
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Old December 22 2014, 05:28 AM   #3
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Only one thing to do.

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Old December 22 2014, 05:29 AM   #4
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Re: Problem with my printer, it prints trash

Would printing emails act the same as PDFs? I get the same thing when printing them. It started about 6 months ago, so something has changed. Printing in Microsoft Word is not a problem.


Festivus, you found my video. That's been the best solution to many problems I've had over the years.
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Old December 22 2014, 06:47 AM   #5
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Re: Problem with my printer, it prints trash

Are you printing from Outlook or another email client? If so, update your printer drivers. I realize you just purchased a new printer, but the drivers may not be up to date. If that doesn't do it, check your printer properties for advanced features, and make sure that options like "use only system fonts" aren't checked. That could be at the root of your problem.
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Old Yesterday, 02:51 AM   #6
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Re: Problem with my printer, it prints trash

Have you tried going into Printer Properties and just printing a Test Print?

If that does the same thing - check the cable it's using (assuming it's not wireless). Also, do you have any anti-virus software installed?

OS version and such would be useful to know...
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Old Yesterday, 05:45 PM   #7
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Re: Problem with my printer, it prints trash

Hubby the IT guy says check for updated versions of the printer drivers first.

You might also try the HP Pavilion Support Forum.
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